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Skytruth Alert: NRC Report: Unknown Oil 2015-07-10

Report Details
NRC Report ID: 1122438
Incident Time: 2015-07-10 11:25:00
Nearest City: LA
Location:
Incident Type: UNKNOWN SHEEN
Material: UNKNOWN OIL
Medium Affected: WATER
Suspected Responsible Party:
SkyTruth Analysis
Lat/Long: 28.935833, -88.970000 (Explicit)
Reported Sheen Size: 3 miles by 26 miles (area 78 sq. miles)
SkyTruth Minimum Estimate: 53367.79 gallons
Report Description
******MARINE POLLUTION SURVEILLANCE REPORT****** A 26.3 MILE LONG SLICK THAT WAS UP TO 3 MILES WIDE WAS SEEN EXTENDING NORTH AND EAST FROM THE DESTROYED TAYLOR PLATFORM. PORTIONS OF THE SLICK APPEAR AS SHIMMERY WHITE, WHICH IS BELIEVED TO BE THICKER OIL; AND THIS WAS THE BASIS FOR THE OUTLINE OF THE ANOMALY, BUT THERE REMAINS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE SLICK. HENCE ONLY MEDIUM-HIGH CONFIDENCE FOR WHAT IS A KNOWN REPEAT LEAK SOURCE. SKY CONDITIONS WERE MOSTLY CLEAR AT THE TIME OF THE IMAGE AND WINDS WERE LIGHT FROM THE EAST AT 5 KNOTS.
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ID:260ff1ac-3761-3d67-bc4c-37075b749256
Source:http://nrc.uscg.mil/
Date:2015-07-10 11:25:00
Location:28.9358333333 -88.97
Tags:NRC, release, oil, LABB, BigSpill